Reinventing yourself is not complicated, but it's not easy. It takes work and the work never goes away, it just comes more naturally the longer you do it. Be prepared for the journey, and remember to celebrate the small victories, have patience to let things happen, but never be afraid to take action, and don't ever think you have all the answers.
By doing the unexpected, you separate yourself from others and are remembered by prospects, clients and referral sources as being unique. The devil is in the details, people!
As boomers, we started off life as iconoclasts. We were the Woodstock Generation, the Counterculture Generation, the Me Generation. We turned on, tuned in and dropped out. But that didn't last very long.
Since it's my birthday week, it's quite fitting to share this post ... as I will be having my cake and eating it too!!
After 35 years in the same business, is it possible to turn on a dime and make a go of it in some entirely new field? The answer of course is "yes," but when you've been "downsized" or otherwise unceremoniously dumped by your company, it is still an incredibly unsettling and disorienting experience.
How does one even begin to sum up 30 years in a 90-minute lunch? We began by catching each other up on the parents we had lost, husbands we had matured with, children we had launched and iterations of the career paths taken. The conversation then shifted and we began to reminisce.
Last month, at the age of 54, I left my full-time job to start a communications consulting firm. Why now? For me, there were four compelling reasons.
How can we still feel thrilled about what's to come while still upholding all of our responsibilities? Here are five ways to get back that zest for life you felt when you were younger, and to start liv-ing life to it's fullest!
A few friends have sheepishly admitted that their New Year's Resolutions to get back to the gym have derailed, so I thought I would try to apply the 5-step principle of Boomer Reinvention to personal fitness. Maybe it's a methodology that could work for you if you've fallen off the workout wagon.
We need leaders who are so comfortable in the space that they have the strength to lead and share, to learn and grow, who are actively curious and willing to give.
When commercial pilot Paul Harris finally folded up his wings after decades working for the airline industry, he overcame his fears of starting a small business by acquiring a franchise, and taking advantage of the support and guidance he needed in order to be successful.
Enjoy life and all it has to offer. There are many years of happiness in front of you and if you take off the rear view mirror and stop looking backwards you will see all that life has to offer. Life is best played with a positive attitude, a huge smile and a soul filled with love.
Sometimes I think we boomers are in a bit of a panic. At least, I know that sometimes, I am. Especially in those moments when I realize that we've been on this planet for more than half a century. Can't be. We're too hip for that. We don't do old.
Five years ago Mindy Mazur left a long and successful career in Public Health to become a health coach. Here's how she did it.
One day I woke up to the realization that I wanted to feel more heat in my life. I wanted to feel more flow, more desire and, well, sexier. And unlike all those magazine articles offering advice on how to turn on my man, I wanted to feel sexier for myself. If it also turned on my husband, even better.
This is the time of year for making New Year's resolutions. And if you are a savvy job-seeker, it's also time to take full advantage of the surge in hiring that takes place in January and February.